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And the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods nominees are…

Posted by on April 5, 2017

On Monday, June 12th, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards will take place at London’s IngiO2 at The O2. The nominees have been announced for the awards, which will be hosted by Chris Jericho of WWE and Fozzy fame, and here’s who are up for awards: 

Best New Band:
Zeal & Ardor
Venom Prison
Brutai
Puppy
Ocean Grove

Best Underground Band:
Perturbator
Neurosis
Royal Thunder
Pallbearer
Anaal Nathrakh

Best UK Band:
Bury Tomorrow
Architects
While She Sleeps
Tesseract
Orange Goblin

Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast:
Metallica
Opeth
Alter Bridge
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn

Breakthrough:
Code Orange
Creeper
Oathbreaker
Ho99o9
Avatar

Best Live Band:
Steel Panther
letlive.
Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Ghost

Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’:
Joel O’ Keeffe (Airbourne)
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

Best Independent Label:
Nuclear Blast
Cooking Vinyl
Deathwish
Season Of Mist
Basick

Game Of The Year:
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Overwatch
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Iron Maiden: The Legacy Of The Beast
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

A few thoughts: Very cool to see Zeal and Ardor nominated for Best New Band. The Best Underground Band is a nice mix of actually underground and more cult favorite-like. We can’t say we’re surprised that Orange Goblin got a not, given that they’re part of the reason there still is a Metal Hammer. Ghost is probably a lock for best live performance. Any other thoughts? Weigh in below on the comments section. 

[via theprp]

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